One in Four Medicare Dollars Is Spent on People Who Are in the Last Year of Life

Jan 5, 2016 SOURCE: Health Services Research, Long-Term Trends in Medicare Payments in the Last Year of Life, April 2010. Compiled by PGPF. NOTE: Data are from 2006, the most recent available.

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